Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Portland Film Festival Monthly Indie Film Night

Women's Voices (Women's History Month)

Kennedy School - Kennedy School Theater

6pm doors, 7pm movies

All ages welcome

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About Portland Film Festival Monthly Indie Film Night

Portland Film Festival Monthly Indie Film Night

Join us to celebrate local independent film makers with our Indie Film Night, presented by Portland Film Festival. Each month we'll feature a different series of independent films by local directors, with a Q&A to follow.

About Women's Voices (Women's History Month)

Women's Voices (Women's History Month)

The Portland Film Festival's Indie Film Series is proud to present two films celebrating women's stories: So Misunderstood, a genre-bending short film about women and workplace culture, and Los Abogadas, a feature-length documentary about female immigration attorneys on the front lines of the migrant crisis. Stick around after the screening for a Q&A.

About the Films:

So Misunderstood • Directors: Seretse Njemanze and Jehnovah Carlisle

This film focuses on the nuanced work norms and cultural facets that are difficult to pin down and challenge. Titled after a song inspired by the day-to-day effects of implicit bias, So Misunderstood is a genre-bending short film weaving together spoken word, music, dance, and visuals into a story that highlights the challenge of authenticity and inclusion in an ingrained workplace culture.

Los Abogadas • Director: Victoria Bruce

In the midst of escalating political rhetoric and a burgeoning refugee crisis, Las Abogadas introduces us to a group of heroic women attorneys who have dedicated their lives to fighting for the most vulnerable. With unparalleled access to their intense, daily struggles and triumphs, this film, directed by the acclaimed Victoria Bruce, offers a deeply personal and inspiring look into the lives of those who stand on the front lines of humanitarian justice.